Holiday Gift Guide for Your Bestie

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I can’t believe it is December already! This past month went by so fast and now it’s our most favorite time of the year! We had a lot of fun with our Gift Guides last year, so we are excited to share our 2013 Holiday Gift Guides this week starting with gifts for your bestie – which could also work great for sisters, moms and girlfriends. :) Hope this is a start and helpful for those looking for gifts. :)

1. Jonathan Adler box // 2. measuring gaggle // 3. meow iPhone case // 4. 31 Bits bracelet // 5. #Love ring // 6. gold monogram mugs // 7. mint + gold polka dot vase // 8. gem ring // 9. hello print // 10. heart water bottle // 11. candy jar terrarium // 12. ombre clutch

Be sure to also check out our Gift Guides on Pinterest – Holiday Gift Guide for Her, Holiday Gift Guide for Him and Holiday Gift Guide for Little Ones

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Playful Georgia Farm Wedding: Missy + Sten

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The design aspects of Missy + Sten’s playful farm wedding were inspired by the rustic surroundings of their Georgia venue, Vinewood Plantation, as well as their love of all things vintage! They knew they wanted to incorporate some seemingly common + stereotypical wedding details, like parasols, pinwheels + cowboy boots, but pair them with more unique + eclectic elements to give the environment a ton of personality. I’m super in love with the pretty, bright bouquets by Jennifer Hopkins and all of the sweet, antique furniture pieces + decorative elements that were incorporated into the design. So many lovely details to inspire those of you who are planning a day with a fun vintage vibe!

Big thanks to Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love for the super pretty photography and congrats to Missy + Sten!

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Each of the bridesmaids picked the dress of their choice from EtsyModcloth, and Target and paired their frock with cowboy boots. Such a perfect, laid-back look.

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And love how their ceremony site was chock-full of mismatched vintage furniture items!

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Processional: Sleepwalk – Santo + Johnny

Recessional: No One Like You – The Scorpions

First Dance: For Me This Is Heaven – Jimmy Eat World

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Vintage-inspired bird illustrations were fashioned as escort cards + looked right at home affixed to an old barn door…

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One of the ways Missy + Sten put a twist on the traditional was by hanging paper parasols, in various shades + sizes, upside down over the head table. The end result is a totally playful + eclectic look, and a super easy DIY that has a lot of impact!

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vintage plates

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Surround yourself with good people that want the best for you. A support system is worth more than gold! Take it one task at a time, and try not to get too overwhelmed with the planning. Enjoy your big day, and try to take it all in because it goes by so fast! Also, focus on finding great wedding planners, a great dj, and great photographer - we did and it made all the difference in the months leading up to the event, the actual wedding, and the photos we have to cherish all of our special memories!

photography: Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love // venue: Vinewood Plantation Newnan, Georgia // event design + planning: Jamie Elliott McPherson, owner/event designer; Tra Raines, owner; Maria Fabre Hickman, director of events of Vinewood Plantation // floral design: Jennifer Hopkins // wedding dress: Marisa gown at Bridals by Lori // veil: Kellys Closet // hairpieces and groomsmen boutonierres: Lindsey Cairns – lynzcairns@gmail.com // shoes: Modcloth // bridesmaid dresses: Etsy, Modcloth, and Target // hair: Alixx Hetzel special occasion/master stylist at Star Salon // groom suit: Macys // paper goods: Minted // catering + cake: Sun in my Belly // music: Adam Darby

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryMinted is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Win $500 Towards Your Wedding Invites from Paper Muse Press

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Looking for wedding invitations? Paper Muse Press has lots of options for your wedding invites, save the dates, bridal shower invites, and more! Below are a few of our favorites along with form for you to enter our sweepstakes to win $500 towards your wedding invites!

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******* Congrats to Alyssa S. who was the winner!! *******

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